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stainless steel with 18% chromium..which they believed was the industry standard. the city hired outside experts who ultimately concluded 9 chrome provides an "inherently safer design" with that the city of richmond went ahead and issued permits for the repair of crude unit 4. the chemical safety board said "we will not endorse or object to that decision" city councilman tom butt said he believes chevron "covered all their bases" and says ultimately no pipe will last forever which is why they must be "rigorously inspected on a regular basis." and catherine chevron says it is pleased the permits have been issued so they can proceed with the repairs. and get back to full production the lot of this is happening right around the christmas holiday. not with just a bang but with a whimper. >> catherine: so dan how long do we think these repairs will take? >> the okay. is there right now but they're hoping to get this done and the first quarter. chevron has said they hope to have repairs completed in the first quarter of next year, which means by april >> catherine: they two, dan. thank you --
(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. oakland city leaders, battling a big jump in a crime. today -- they're laying out new strategies. all this, as the city's police department faces record-low staffing levels. and previous plans to stop the violence this year -- have seemingly failed. now for a look at the most recent crime statistics out of oakland. 119 murders this year -- that's up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes -- up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies -- a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries -- a jump of 44- precent. >> reporter: there 2012 policies did not work. the is what they've been saying, so the want to do two things, there were to contract out public safety experts that ephod crime in the los angeles, detroit, what advice to take and what approach to take. second, there would to neighborhood policing with five different areas. two of them in the east oakland area with captions on each one with crime-fighting specializing in their area. >> we have to do something. what we did last
...that is where we begin our l with kron-4's j-r stone. who spoke with the city's mayor just a few minutes ago. j-r? >> reporter: i did. at the water levels are down. you can this see in the distance the and san franciscquito creek it was flowing and not quite like a great but more like a river. it was flowing into this river section that the working crews are trying to clean up. on the opposite side of that fence our homes. let me show you video. they have been busy out here for the last one hour working. the goal is to bring in more in san backs this evening. they wanted to secure this lobby. if they have more rain fall, or more in the coming days it will not be a problem for the homes. total, seven homes had mandatory evacuation's. and even the people in this neighborhood but there was a voluntary evacuation process. everybody with the exception of one home is back. that is good news. no injuries. we spoke with the mayor. short-term solutions, what the levy problems and also long term solutions in the works. >> right now given the conditions you do not want to move the soil around that much. y
in livermore. 38 in redwood city york 39 degrees in half moon bay afternoon temperatures will be in the cooler areas in concord, livermore, 50s through san jose. for the rainfall on a saturday that computer models are different on how extensive it is going to be notice by midnight, some clear conditions and the rainfall offshore. as it approaches for the later morning hours of those will increase and the afternoon of that rainfall will be well offshore. and it will be pressing it with lighter showers towards the coast. as for the extended forecast drier weather than wet weather. and thursday, we are going to see drier conditions. however, light. for the rest of saturday, sunday, with the chance of showers returning on tuesday. >> vicki: the stores may seem busy - but new numbers show u-s holiday retail sales growth is the weakest since 2008. according to the report - holiday sales increased just point-seven percent. less than a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this
storm. alicia has more on that. >> with tonight's expected rainfall the city has taken steps to secure this levey like with the sandbags you see over there, they are there to protect the creek. the community development director tells us crews were here throughout the night laying down these bags. sunday night's rainstorm flooded homes near the levey. 7 of them had to be evacuated. >> the 7th home where the fence is broken there had significant water damage inside and it's been deemed unoccupiable at this point and electric has been shut off and those folks sought shelter with friends or family. >> they are confident it is sufficient and will prevent further flooding. in any event it will be monitored throughout the night. >>> while rain turned to the bay area, drivers and skiers are having a white christmas. charles clifford has a look at conditions as well as details on an avalanche warning in effect around lake tahoe. >> snow returned to the area. the area is very unsettled. it's in effect along interstate 80. let's take a look at a couple of cameras. this is actually where there is
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